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The Hayloft

(Ref. 930998)

Cloughton near Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay we loved it everything you needed and beautifully done out ."

    . couldn’t recommend highly enough .. perfect location to cycle the cinder track and close by to everything you need

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our second visit to this cottage."

    A lovely cosy hideaway just off the Cleveland Way. Definitely going back!

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Mar 2024

  • "The Hayloft was an absolutely charming space, rich in character and the perfect location for nearby walks or trips to Whitby, Scarborough or into the rest of Yorkshire."

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great short break stay at the Hayloft."

    The cottage is comfortable, very well equipped and clean. It is a lovely haven to stay and get away from the clamour of life. Sarah and the family are friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend the property to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2023

  • "A quirky little cottage in a great location for walking as the cinder path is at the end of road."

    We had a lovely few days away here, very peaceful with a very small outside space to sit in which was nice. The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed for self catering. If we were to go back to the area we would stay there again

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Jul 2023

  • "The property was delightfully quirky with lovely views of the sea and gardens."

    It was clean, adequately equipped and the owner was extremely friendly. Wonderful location to head into Whitby and Scarborough and can easily walk onto the Cleveland Way or get onto the Cinder track from the property.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Delightful quirky cottage, great use of space and very warm, loved the art work and general atmosphere, great position for getting out on foot or car or public transport."

    Just a delightfully peaceful space to sit down and enjoy the day.

    Reviewed by Carl4.4Apr 2023

  • "Great location and is so quiet."

    A wonderful Christmas break was had.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Small and comfortable, with a sea view."

    There where some great food to be had in the locality.The lane we stayed at was very peaceful.Would like to return in the future

    Reviewed by Kieran4.7Sep 2022

  • "The property was ideal for two people and we enjoyed ourselves."

    Especially good is the easy access to The Cleveland Way. Minor complaints: No wifi The dining table area is quite dingy and we preferred eating upstairs.

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Sep 2022

  • "In a very quiet lane."

    Owners are on hand if needed which we didn't. Had the most relaxing break we have ever had. The cottage was spotless and is well looked after. We will definitely be back next year. 5 star rating from us.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our second time at this lovely cottage, and won’t be the last, situated in the outskirts of a lovely quiet and peaceful village, ideal for Scarborough and Whitby, the cottage is ideal for two people my grandson and l love this cottage ,the views out the window is brilliant, can’t wait for next year stayed a week went to fast , Many thanks to , to ."

    Miss S Venus for letting us stay at her brilliant lovely cottage again , Dave and ollie . 19 to 26 august 2022

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was great and it's location ideal."

    We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2022

  • "It's an old property hence it has a steep staircase."

    Furniture won't to everyone's taste sofa very low and bed very high. Very peace really enjoyed the walks in the area. Not as bad as some of the reviews made by others. It has no WiFi which can be a problem for some but this didn't bother me

    Reviewed by Allan3.8Jul 2022

  • "Small but very well planned cottage on 2 levels."

    Great views over the sea from upstairs. Tasteful decor and pictures on the walls. Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely location and a comfortable small."

    Cottage. Nice to be able.to sit on the enclosed patio after a hard day's walking. The walks from the cottage are amazing. Thank you we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Aug 2021

  • "No heating."

    No hot water .no games room .washing machine broken .garden area not like in photos at all it is now all feel fenced off communal gate into cottage shared by 3 other cottages all neighbouring cottages gave us abuse for staying told us to leave big arguments with neighbours that apparently has been goin on years they want the cottage holiday let to be shut down so you basically feel so unwelcome and uncomfortable. Owners cottage is actually joined onto the hayloft .no privacy .no parking .get told to move your car constantly by text messages. Awful to stay in the middle of a neighbouring argument one lady even through apples through an open window at us and shouted get back to the city .we left early and came home .

    Reviewed by Claire1.9Aug 2021

  • "Pictures didn’t do the cottage justice was absolutely gorgeous, perfectly ..."

    Pictures didn’t do the cottage justice was absolutely gorgeous, perfectly situated for what we wanted , with all the amenities you needed, improved our holiday no end, my grandson absolutely loved the hayloft in Scarborough, Looking forward to booking it again next year

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "A little disappointed that we didn't always achieve a hot shower (the water was luke warm) each morning, we mentioned this to the owner."

    Lovely location, great sea view from upstairs (although a little dark downstairs). We had some lovely walks along the coast (walking from our holiday home) and drove to several nearby seaside resorts. It was a quiet, relaxing location and easy to park beside the holiday home.

    Reviewed by Lyn3.1Jul 2021

  • "The settee in The Hayloft needs replacing or reupholstering as it is not good for anyone with back problems or has difficulty getting up off it Also the vegetation around the gate at the entrance to the property needs cutting back as it gets in the way, especially when it is wet!"

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Jun 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay, owner couldnt do enough for us, cant wait to stay again, the perfect holiday well done Sykes!"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2021

  • "We had a very good holiday."

    The cottage was full of character and tastefully decorated, with lovely artwork done by the owner. The views from the upstairs windows were delightful and we loved the wide window sills with ornaments and plants. The upstairs had a very cosy feel and the downstairs kitchen and bathroom was spacious and well equipped. The cottage is in a perfect location for those who enjoy walking and wildlife. The cliffs are a short walk away and we saw lots of birds, hares and deer. Unfortunately there was a problem with the heating and hot water (a new system has recently been installed), but the owner was very helpful and tried very hard to get it resolved, although this proved difficult. However, despite this we hope to return in the future as we liked the cottage and the area very much.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4May 2021

  • "Had a really lovely week at The Hayloft."

    This property is in a great location for visiting the local area . We walked the Cleveland way to Scarborough, cycled to Ravenscar. Bought the original smoked kippers in Whitby , found fossils in staithes . Due to Covid 19 rules the local pubs were closed and although we managed to eat out a few times we mainly cooked at the cottage . It had a pantry full of every kind of pot and pans etc. Lovely to wake up and see the sun glistening on the sea every morning was a definite bonus . We had a heating / boiler problem over the bank holiday weekend. We called the owner who swiftly got the problem solved that afternoon. We really loved staying at this cottage and is great value for money . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy."

    Very tastefully decorated. Location was brilliant, near to coastal path and cycle track. Very peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Oct 2020

  • "Unfortunately, there wasn't any contact with the owner at all and when I rang regarding key collection, I only spoke to someone else."

    I know due to covid everyone needs to keeps a distance, but a welcome note (or even a bottle of milk!) would've been appreciated. the furniture whilst quirky is not entirely comfortable but on the whole it is a lovely venue. thanks.

    Reviewed by Tonia4.4Sep 2020

  • "Quirky cottage with lots of very different paintings making it very interesting"

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Sep 2020

  • "I am not rating you, but the Cottage I stayed in."

    Its your job to see all the details and expectations are correct. The Cottage is advertised elsewhere anyway. The Cottage was compact, warm and comfortable, the views amazing, the Art Work an unexpected pleasure. Perhaps a plumper Cushion on the Settee would be good. The Cinder Track was near, buses ran frequently between Scarborough and Whitby. All in all an excellent place to stay. Would recommend to Friends and Family, and even return for a Chill out time. WiFi would be helpful for those who do not have Posh phones

    Reviewed by Anne Christine4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Hayloft is a super holiday property with good access to the nearby Cinder Track for walking and cycling on and easy access to nearby coastal resorts by car/bus."

    The accommodation is extremely comfortable with everything needed for a relaxing stay in a very peaceful setting. The owner has provided lovely home touches in the decor of the house. We've been twice now to this property and will definitely return. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really disappointing, very dusty in upstairs living area around tv and shelving, this place had not had a thorough cleaning prior to our visit."

    Reviewed by Lillian2.2Jul 2020

  • "Really enjoyed my Holiday at The Hayloft, it was warm and cozy and is just what you need after a cold walk on the North Yorkshire moors!"

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Nov 2019

  • "Often visited location, very pleasant as always."

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Great location within easy driving distance of Whitby and Scarborough and a short walk down to the coastal path. Very relaxing break

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is cosy and easily accessible to Scarborough and Whitby."

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Jul 2019

  • "We had an enjoyable holiday."

    The accommodation was well equipped and acted as a good base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4May 2019

  • "This is a lovely well-equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    It was a pleasure to spend a week there.

    Reviewed by James4.7Mar 2019

  • "The exterior photo on the internet is very misleading as it appears that the 3 panned window is part of the cottage."

    There is now a high fence around the property resulting in a small patio which does not appear on the photo. There is also a a very large and noisy Thermo V LG heating/water heater in the patio which was constantly on and off all day resulting in an unpleasant ambiance on the patio.

    Reviewed by Christine2.8Feb 2019

  • "This cottage was very convenient, comfortable, and well equipped."

    There was plenty of local information in the form of books, and the owner was always available to give advice on local things. The paintings and art creations were of the highest quality. The only downside was that the bedroom was upstairs but the toilet was downstairs. This could cause a problem for the elderly or the disabled. perhaps this could be made clear on the description of the property. However I would certainly recommend this cottage for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Hayloft is a delightful cottage in a very good position."

    Some very good walks on the doorstep. Very interesting collection of art on display. We intend to return next year.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was exceedingly well equipped and the welcome was helpful and warm from the owner."

    Reviewed by K.5.0May 2018

  • "The Hayloft is warm and cosy."

    It is very well equipped and comfortable. Position is great for touring the coast and inland. Views across to Scarborough Castle and the Coast are amazing. Owner was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely come back and would recommend this cottage to others. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very enjoyable break in a characterful and cosy cottage."

    Quiet location but still very well placed for getting around the North Yorkshire coast

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Feb 2018

  • "This was delightful holiday accommodation in a lovely location with fantastic views from the upper rooms."

    Comfortable and quiet, ideal for a get-away short break and definitely one I would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.8Aug 2017

  • "The Hayloft is a cosy, comfortable cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    An excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2016

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  • Open plan first floor studio accommodation with double bed and sitting area
  • Ground floor bathroom with hip bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen with dining area.
  • Air source central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside property
  • Patio with planted border and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking in and around the property
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Access to property is via a farm gate across a lawned area. No party's or gatherings, hen's etc. No smokers

The property

This lovely cottage is set in a peaceful and tranquil location, next to the owner's home, on the outskirts of Cloughton, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

This delightful cottage has been creatively converted to provide the perfect romantic hideaway for couples, yet just a few minutes’ drive from the popular coastal resort of Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough.

Originally the end-section (Hayloft and barn) of an ancient longhouse, this charming studio-style stone cottage has cosy and quirky accommodation over two floors.

Upstairs, there is a light and spacious open plan living area, with a double bed tucked up against the wall and a comfortable sofa and chair to relax in.

From the windows are superb views over the beautiful open countryside and the sea.

With a lovely homely feel, there are lots of little extras, including original artwork on the walls and carved polished driftwood.

On the ground floor is a bright and cheerful rustic style kitchen, with painted panelled walls and cupboards and a timber floor.

Entry to the property is from the rear, across a small lawn to a flagged private patio; ideal for a morning coffee in the sunshine, before heading out for the day.

From the cottage, there are excellent walking and cycling opportunities, with the 23 mile Cinder Track just down the road and the clifftop Cleveland Way trail just a few minutes’ walk away.

The seaside town of Scarborough has much to offer, with its sandy beaches, castle ruins, pretty gardens and seafront cafes and restaurants.

Enjoy a lovely walk from North Bay to South Bay along the promenade, or book an evening at the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round.

With the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors to explore, plus Whitby and quaint coastal villages such as Robin Hood's Bay to visit, guests will be delighted to stay in this charming cottage at any time of the year.

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About the location


Scarborough 4.8 miles; Ravenscar 6.3 miles; Robin Hood's Bay 11.6 miles; Whitby 14.8 miles.

Cloughton lies just under five miles north of Scarborough, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Home to old cottages lining the main street and more modern developments behind, the village boasts an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional to bring a charming atmosphere to all its visitors, as well as offering a welcoming farm shop where you can pick up any essentials and two pubs on the main street and two on the outskirts. Close by is the popular 'Cinder Track', a disused 23 mile long railway track, that's now used for walking, cycling and horse riding. There is easy access to the Cleveland Way, a long distance trail that hugs the cliff top as it winds its way to Hayburn Wyke, a rocky cove with a waterfall and inn, Robin Hood's Bay and beyond to the north and south to Scarborough. Popular since Victorian times, this vibrant seaside town of Scarborough retains many of its original fine buildings, parks and gardens, as well as its historic castle which overlooks the town. North Bay and South Bay provide two superb stretches of beautiful, golden sandy beaches, popular with families and small children. There are a number of child-friendly activities and many excellent visitor attractions for grown-ups too, including the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Open Air Theatre for live music. There are plenty of outdoor activities within easy reach too, with golf courses, coastal walks along the Cleveland Way, stunning cycle routes such as the old railway to Whitby, beautiful sailing and championship quality surfing, offering something for every taste. Ideally situated for touring both the coast and countryside, Cloughton is an ideal base for a fun-filled break at any time of year.

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